Kiss the coppery tones of 2016’s favourite trends goodbye and prepare to open up your homes to a whole new world of precious gems, gorgeous greenery and smart technology.
Jewel in the Crown
It’s all about the glamour with deep jewel tones like emerald green or amethyst – pure drama! This bold, statement trend has been tipped by designers to take centre stage as 2017’s top trend, knocking last year’s cute pastel shades out of the running.
The Grass is Greener
Symbolising new beginnings and named as the 2017 Pantone Colour of the Year, ‘Greenery’ represents revitalisation and is set to be a refreshing trend over the coming months. Pantone describes the tone as a “fresh and zesty yellow-green shade that evokes the first days of spring”. This natural, nature-inspired pop of colour serves as an expression of mood and personality. So refresh your living space with this cheery, fun shade and you’re sure to be the envy of the neighbourhood.
Our homes are getting smarter and 2017 will be no exception. Smart home technology is breaking the ‘did I lock the front door’ cycle with automated systems accessible via your smartphone. Not only that, but home technology is becoming more decor friendly than traditional devices. Perhaps the most notable is the Amazon Echo or Alexa device, which is in fact three devices in one – voice controlled WiFi, bluetooth speaker and a smart voice assistant called Alexa. When paired with other smart home devices, Alexa is a very powerful feature – from switching the lights off to securing your home. Check out Digital Trends for a list of compatible devices.